Is Today A School Day?

All of my kids, but especially my littles, ask this question. Often. And while the answer is usually “Yes”, there are a few reasons in our house that week days turn out not to be school days. One reason we take a day off is for birthdays! The day belongs to the Birthday Girl/Boy, andContinue reading “Is Today A School Day?”

Motivating A Reluctant Teacher

We’ve all had those days where we know the difficulties of the day were caused by our own actions, attitudes, and words. When you are the cause of your bad day, how can you bounce back? It is important to know what makes you tick. As an introvert, I know I am prone to beingContinue reading “Motivating A Reluctant Teacher”

Motivating a Reluctant Learner

“I could never homeschool. I don’t have the patience for it. My kids would never get anything done!” If you are not a homeschooler, you have probably had thoughts like this. If you are a homeschooler, you have undoubtedly heard comments like this. And, truth be told, if you are a homeschooler, you still mayContinue reading “Motivating a Reluctant Learner”

Reasonable Expectations

In high school, my English class read the Dickens classic Great Expectations. Upon completion of the book, which we had not found quite as riveting as our teacher had, we took my friend’s copy to a large room and essentially played baseball with the book. While present day me is appalled at our casual destructionContinue reading “Reasonable Expectations”

Whoa, too much freedom!

Okay. You’re starting to think that, maybe, just MAYBE, homeschooling your child isn’t quite the craziest idea you’ve ever had. Maybe my previous post has you convinced some flexibility and freedom might be just the thing to make it easier to do school since your kids may not have the option to return to theirContinue reading “Whoa, too much freedom!”

Dear Suddenly Homeschooling Friends,

You can do this!!!! Some are nervous because homework time brings out the worst in you and your child and there is no way you can teach them full time. Let me assure you that when you are not both exhausted from getting up early and keeping up with all the academic and social expectationsContinue reading “Dear Suddenly Homeschooling Friends,”